(28 Jun 2019) Australian entrepreneur Rebecca McDonald burst into tears of joy last month. The founder and CEO of Library for All – a digital library for young children in developing countries – had just heard a seven-year-old girl called Lovely in Papua New Guinea read fluently from an e-book on a tablet.
Only a year earlier, just before Library for All was launched in 12 schools across PNG, Lovely had been unable to read. Now, after reading books from the digital library every day for a year, she was reading beautifully.
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